Well, not really, just up Highway 6 north to Millie Bush Bark Park over the weekend.
To say the girls and Joe were a bit anxious would be putting it mildly.
It's just as bad as taking kids to Disneyland.
I love getting at the park before sunrise. Plus, we had a cold front move in and it was quite nice in the lower 50's!
Lucy and Sable wasted no time getting in the water.
They were letting off lot's of steam.
Joe got to run endlessly. Every so often, he would return from the other end of the park to chase, annoy, Lucy and Sable.
Lucy and Sable will not leave my side. Joe, on the other hand, is on the run. I feel as though I am not a responsible pet owner letting him run wild. So many owners come into the park and either walk the track or sit and talk on the cell phone and never give their dog a second thought. I need binoculars to keep tabs on Joe. He's like a greyhound. He can cover some territory.
Lucy was glad to get in the warm truck. They were so quiet on the way home. They slept all day yesterday.
I'm sure that's how they look at it. They don't like barriers of any kind. I feel they are necessary. But these cheap tension gates are somewhat of a hazard for my elderly Father. I've attempted to get estimates for wrought iron custom gates for the hall and between the sunroom and living area but there seems to be little interest in such a small job. Small? I figured I would have to pay $300 per gate but...?
When the temperatures drop, my girls and Joe have a double dose of energy. So naturally when a cool front came through over the weekend we had to go to the dog park.
Lucy and Sable love the water while Joe seems content to just drink the water. Maybe some day I will look up and Joe will be swimming. That's what happened with Sable. After numerous visits to the park with Sable waiting at the waters edge for Lucy's return, one day I look up and realize that is Sable out in the middle of the water.
They're feeling frisky while the weather is cool for a few days.
My babies were well behaved on our vacation. They have always been pretty good on trips. I think The first time I took Sable on the 10 hour plus trip home she got car sick. No issues like that anymore. Sable will sit up and keep her eye on the road for some reason? It's so strange. She would not lay down for almost five hours when we left here but was better on the return trip.
Dad's dog Joe has always been a good traveler. He lays down and you never hear a peep out of him till he absolutely has to make a pit stop.
It's a bit of a chore to manage three dogs and take care of my Dad as well but I prefer it to boarding. I never feel good about leaving them at home and someone taking care of them either.
They love a treat along the way although I'm not sure french fries are such a good treat.